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Journal Article | 2010

Elite perceptions of anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine

Anti-corruption efforts introduced in Ukraine in recent years have predominantly been imposed from the outside. They have been vague, all-inclusive and lacking in political and public support. What is more,...
Åse Berit Grødeland (2010)
in Global Crime vol. 11 no. 2 pp. 237-260
Journal Article | 2010

Colombia's health reform: false debates, real imperatives

In Thomas Tsai's World Report (Jan 9, p 109),1 Leonardo Cubillos posits a conflict between a “data-driven process” of health policy making and a right to health enforced by Colombian...
Alicia Ely Yamin (2010)
in The Lancet vol. 375 no. 9717 803 p.
Report in External Series | 2010

How does litigation affect health financing?

In the last fifteen years, judicial claims to secure health services as a matter of right have become an important phenomenon in a number of countries including South Africa, India,...
Ottar Mæstad, Octavio Ferraz, Alicia Ely Yamin, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Siri Gloppen (2010)
WHO (Technical Brief Series no. Brief No 15) 2 p.
Book Chapter | 2009

Does aid for trade to SADC countries facilitate poverty reduction?

Given that the motivation for aid is poverty reduction, I argue that Aid for Trade (AfT) measures need to demonstrate that they are effective and have a potential impact on...
Arne Wiig (2009)
Ed. by Jonathan Mayuyuka Kaunda and Farai Zizhou: Furthering Southern African integration: Proceedings of the 2008 FOPRISA Annual Conference. FOPRISA report no. 7 Gaborone: Lightbooks, pp. 197-216
U4 Brief | 2009

Improving the framework? Institutional reform and corruption in the water sector

It has been recognised that the world’s failure to provide many of its citizens with access to water and sanitation is an issue of governance, and institutional reforms have been...
Jean de la Harpe and John Butterworth (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:28) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Explaining Maoist control and level of civil conflict in Nepal

Does poverty or inequality explain the Maoist insurgency in Nepal? In contrast to previous studies we limit the analysis to the hill/mountain districts of Nepal as very few terai (plains)...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 10) 14 p.
U4 Issue | 2009

Monitoring judicial integrity: Lessons for implementation of UNCAC Article 11

This U4 Issue Paper translates lessons related to monitoring judicial reform to the specific requirements of UNCAC Article 11. Taking the Paris Declaration’s requirement to monitor for development results as...
Livingston Armytage (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2009:12) 29 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

La corruption dans la gestion des ressources naturelles - Une introduction

Les ressources naturelles fournissent souvent un terreau favorable à la corruption. Etant donné qu’un grand nombre de pays partenaires de la coopération au développement sont riches en ressources naturelles, l’efficacité...
Ivar Kolstad, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:20) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2009

The pursuit of integrity in customs: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines recent experiences from sub-Saharan Africa in combating corruption in customs. It argues that integrity reforms have been too focused on reforming formal institutions, and too little attention...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 8) 14 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

The UNCAC and judicial corruption: Requirements and avenues for reform

An independent and impartial justice system underpins the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Where it does not exist, pliant prosecutors, judges, and court staff may...
Jessica Schultz (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:18) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Norges oljemakt

I flere avisartikler den siste tiden er Norges økende engasjement i Angola framhevet som et eksempel på hvordan Afrika er i ferd med å bli viktig for Norge og norsk...
Inge Tvedten (2009)
Dagbladet 05.09.09
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Aid for trade: A misdirected initiative?

Given that the motivation for aid is poverty reduction, I argue that Aid for Trade (AfT) measures need to demonstrate that they are effective and have a potential impact on...
Arne Wiig (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 4) 23 p.
CMI Brief | 2009

Monitoring and evaluating poverty reduction policies in Mozambique: Social relations of rural-urban poverty

Many communities in Mozambique find themselves in the rural-urban interface, either by being small towns or rural areas in the vicinity of cities. There is growing evidence that the households...
Carmeliza Rosário, Inge Tvedten and Margarida Paulo (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 8 no. 2) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Vers plus d'éthique dans les douanes en Afrique subsaharienne; The pursuit of integrity in customs: experiences from sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines recent experiences from sub-Saharan Africa in combating corruption in customs. It argues that integrity reforms have been too focused on reforming formal institutions, and too little attention...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2009)
in Afrique Contemporaine vol. 230 no. 2 pp. 33-54
U4 Issue | 2009

Squeezing a balloon? Challenging the nexus between organised crime and corruption

Corruption and organised crime are of great concern to the international community: while the first is regarded as one of the greatest barriers to development, the second is seen as...
Quentin Reed (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2009:7) 38 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

Reforming corruption out of Nigerian oil? Part two: Progress and prospects

In Nigeria, as elsewhere, corrupt practices impair oil sector performance. This U4 Brief looks at five approaches to advancing anti-corruption reform in Nigeria’s oil sector: the legal and regulatory framework;...
Alexandra Gillies (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:6) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Overworked? The relationship between workload and health worker performance in rural Tanzania

The current shortage of health workers in many low-income countries poses a threat to the quality of health services. When the number of patients per health worker grows sufficiently high,...
Ottar Mæstad, Gaute Torsvik and Arild Aakvik (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 2) 39 p.
CMI Report | 2009

Building capacity for development and food security in Malawi. Mid-term review of the Bunda college capacity building programme (BCDP)

This report presents the findings of a mid-term review Phase III of the Bunda College Capacity Building Programme (BCDP) in Malawi. The efforts during the previous phases are bearing fruit....
Ramji Nyirenda and Arne Tostensen (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 4) 20 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Nei til fleire NATO-styrkar

Store sivile tap etter amerikansk flybombing og manglande kulturell respekt har ført til at tilliten til dei internasjonale styrkane no er sterkt redusert i Afghanistan. Alle snakkar om trong for ein...
Arne Strand og Astri Suhrke (2009)
Dagbladet 09.03.2009
Journal Article | 2009

Measuring inequalities in the distribution of health workers: the case of Tanzania

The overall human resource shortages and the distributional inequalities in the health workforce in many developing countries are well acknowledged. However, little has been done to measure the degree of...
Michael Munga and Ottar Mæstad (2009)
in Human Resources for Health vol. 7 no. 4